By Todd Richissin
Summer’s not even done cooking yet, but already it’s time for college football. Virginia’s teams are nowhere to be found among the top college football rankings, but that’s why they play the games, right?
Virginia’s an underdog, too, but by only a field goal, to Brigham Young. (Game time is 3:30, and it’s on ESPN2.)
Keep an eye out for the local guy.
Virginia Tech: Vienna’s Jack Tyler, No. 58, at outside linebacker. (Full Virginia Tech football roster.)
Virginia: Nobody local but here’s the full roster.
And good news for football addicts: Your fellow junkies will certainly be there to support you at several establishments in and near Vienna where you can watch the games.
1. Vienna Inn
120 Maple Ave E
Why: Four words: world famous chili dogs. Plenty of food, beer and spirited company to carry you through the game. Plus, they've been in town for more than 50 years, so they have plenty of game day experience under their belt.
2. Neighbors Restaurant
262 Cedar Lane
Why: With big screen TVs and ample seating in three separate dining areas, you'll probably be able to see the game for most of the night.
1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Why: O’Malleys boasts flat screen TV’s around the bar and in the booths, and food and drink specials including $5 burgers, $2 drafts, and half price appetizers from 4 p.m. – close.
3059 Nutley Street, Fairfax
Why: Just a hop and a skip away from the Vienna Metro, this is one of the few area hangouts that bills itself just as a sports bar. Plus, they call their manager the "Coach."
Did we miss one? Tell us in the comments, and we’ll add it!